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  • When exorcists need help, they call him

    08/05/2017 5:18:05 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | John Blake
    A small group of nuns and priests met the woman in the chapel of a house one June evening. Though it was warm outside, a palpable chill settled over the room. As the priests began to pray, the woman slipped into a trance -- and then snapped to life. She spoke in multiple voices: One was deep, guttural and masculine; another was high-pitched; a third spouted only Latin. When someone secretly sprinkled ordinary water on her, she didn't react. But when holy water was used, she screamed in pain. "Leave her alone, you f***ing priests," the guttural voice shouted. "Stop,...
  • Vatican launches probe into group of exorcists who 'made a pact with Satan(tr)

    06/19/2017 4:25:20 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 17 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 06/19/2017 | Stewart Paterson
    Exorcists who reportedly worship the devil and believe its former leader controls climate change are being investigated by the Vatican. The Brazil-based group of exorcists, known as the Heralds of the Gospel, are said to use rogue exorcism practices to possess people. They are also said to believe their former leader Dr Plinio Correa de Oliveira, who died in 1995, is in close contact with Satan. Even in death, Dr Plinio is said to possess the ability to control climate change and is plotting towards the death of Pope Francis. The Vatican's investigation was launched as video emerged online purporting...
  • Exorcists warn against Wiccan spell to bind Donald Trump

    03/03/2017 5:18:35 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 41 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 3 March 2017 | Patti Armstrong
    Witches in the U.S. are offering a solution to those who say Donald Trump is not their president: cast a spell on him. It’s a planned monthly event that began Friday, Feb. 23 at the stroke of midnight Eastern Time. Witches from around the country are casting a mass spell to drive Trump from office. The plan is to continue every night of a waning crescent moon until he is no longer president. Organizers set up a Facebook page, called “A Spell to Bind Donald Trump and All Those Who Abet Him.” The spell is publicized on the Internet...
  • ‘Exorcist’ Author’s Canon Law Case Against Georgetown Continues

    01/16/2017 3:01:52 PM PST · by NYer · 9 replies
    NC Register ^ | January 16, 2017 | Patrick Reilly
    William Peter Blatty, best-selling author and Academy Award-winning screenwriter of The Exorcist, died Thursday at the age of 89 after battling a form of blood cancer. But his final work is still underway: a petition to the Vatican, seeking the enforcement of canon law to reform Georgetown University’s Catholic identity, is still in front of the Church’s highest court. Although Bill Blatty is appreciated widely for his writing talent, great humor and one of the scariest movies ever made, we should also remember him as a faithful Catholic and a passionate advocate for Catholic education. In many of his works, Blatty...
  • William Peter Blatty, Author of ‘The Exorcist,’ Dies at 89

    01/13/2017 10:15:24 AM PST · by Cecily · 70 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 13, 2017 | Matt Schudel
    William Peter Blatty, an author whose novel “The Exorcist” and his later screenplay for the 1973 film about a demonic possession became a phenomenon and stirred fierce public debate about the occult, died Jan. 12 at a hospital near his home in Bethesda, Md. He was 89. The cause was a form of multiple myeloma, said his wife, Julie Witbrodt Blatty. Mr. Blatty was a junior at Georgetown University when, in 1949, he became mesmerized by a Washington Post story detailing the alleged exorcism by a Jesuit priest of a 14-year-old boy from Mount Rainier, Md. who was believed to...
  • The Exorcist: The Television Series

    09/27/2016 2:33:32 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | September 27, 2016
    The Exorcist: The Television Series Did anyone catch the premier of The Exorcist TV series this past Friday on Fox? I did and I was pleasantly surprised, despite the presence of Geena Davis in the cast. Here are some helpful links about the show: Official site, where you can also watch the episodes online. Wikipedia article IMDb page Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic
  • World Famous Exorcist Father Gabriele Amorth Dies at 91

    09/17/2016 7:15:06 PM PDT · by tired&retired · 23 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | Sept. 18, 2016 | EDWARD PENTIN
    The outspoken Pauline priest had performed over 70,000 exorcisms over the past 30 years. The renowned exorcist, Pauline Father Gabriele Amorth, has died at the age of 91. A priest of the diocese of Rome, Father Amorth was admitted to hospital a few weeks ago suffering from pulmonary complications, according to Italian media reports. His death was announced by the San Paolo group which has published many of his books. Born in Modena on May 1, 1925, Gabriele Amorth entered the Pauline congregation in Alba in 1947, five years after meeting its founder, Blessed Giacomo Alberione. Ordained in 1951, he...
  • Rome’s celebrated exorcist, Gabriele Amorth, is dead at age 91

    09/16/2016 2:24:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Aletelial ^ | September 16, 2016 | John Burger
    Father Gabriele Amorth, perhaps the best known Catholic exorcist in the world, has died at the age of 91, Italian media are reporting.Father Amorth, who frequently made headlines beyond the Diocese of Rome, where he was the official exorcist, had been hospitalized for several weeks for complications from pneumonia at the Saint Lucy Foundation Hospital in Rome, according to Corriere delle Sera.Born in Modena on May 1, 1925, Father Amorth joined the Society of St. Paul in Alba in 1947, and was ordained in Rome in 1951. In 1985, he was appointed exorcist of the Diocese of Rome by Cardinal Ugo Poletti.Over...
  • Practical help for the demon-possessed: Vatican rolls out new exorcism course

    05/27/2015 5:59:56 PM PDT · by Coleus · 41 replies
    cna ^ | Apr 10, 2015 | Ann Schneible
    This month the Vatican will gather a wide range experts in the field of exorcism with the aim of shedding light on demonic possession from both theological and scientific perspectives. The annual course, “Exorcism and Prayer of Liberation,” is designed for priests and lay persons interested in learning how to recognize a case of demonic possession when they see one – and what to do about it. This year's session will run from April 13-18 at Rome's Regina Apostolorum University, and will feature interventions by a wide range of experts in the field of exorcism from priests – including practicing...
  • Video: Jesuit Priest Talks About Real-Life Exorcism

    11/01/2014 3:45:29 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 37 replies
    http://www.aleteia.org ^ | October 31, 2014
    The late Fr. Herbert J. Ryan, S.J., from Loyola Marymount University talks about the 1949 exorcism of a young man in St. Louis whose case inspired the novel by William Peter Blatty, "The Exorcist." Fr. Ryan served as a consultant on the film "The Exorcism of Emily Rose." In 1949 the young man began to show signs of demonic possession in his Maryland home. An inexperienced local priest tried to conduct an exorcism at Georgetown University Hospital, with disastrous consequences. The young man was sent to St. Louis where he had family ties, and where Jesuit priests successfully conducted an...
  • "I'll fight off Ebola with bottles of Vimto" - Liberian exorcist reveals secret weapon (Shorten)

    10/03/2014 3:58:44 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | October 3, 2014 | Colin Freeman,Will Wintercross
    Like many of Liberia's "self-styled" bishops, Edward Adjei has long believed in the power of divine intervention. He claims in the past to have received direct revelations from God, and at his "Christ Incorporated" church, worshippers flock every Sunday for his "soul winning" sessions.
  • Rome's Chief Exorcist Reveals the Secrets of Hell

    08/09/2014 1:52:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 52 replies
    Aleteia ^ | August 8, 2014
    Don Gabriele Amorth recounts his mentor's advice on how to talk to the Devil. In 2012, the cause of beatification and canonization for Fr. Candido Amantini, a Passionist priest who served as the exorcist for the diocese of Rome for 36 years at the Scala Santa, was taken up in Rome. His most famous disciple (who is considered to be his successor) is 87 year old Don Gabriele Amorth, who wanted to participate in the opening ceremony of the process. The Pauline priest, who recently published the book, The Last Exorcist, wished to remember the Passionist Father and told us about the time when...
  • Vatican recognises International Association of Exorcists

    07/03/2014 2:04:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    La Stampa ^ | 7/3/2014
    The International Association of Exorcists (IAE) now has a legal status. Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano reports that the Congregation for the Clergy approved the association’s statutes and recognized it under Canon Law (Canon 322, paragraph 1) on 13 June 2014. The IAE is now recognised as a private international association of faithful in accordance with Canon 116, paragraph 2 and has all the rights and obligations stated within the Code. The idea of creating an association of exorcists was introduced in Italy by Gabriele Amorth, a priest from the Society of St. Paul, towards the end of the last century....
  • NYPD Cop-Turned-Demonologist on Why He Believes Possessions Are on the Rise — and the Most

    07/05/2014 4:10:23 PM PDT · by null and void · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jul. 5, 2014 7:10am | Billy Hallowell
    Despite always believing in the existence of good, evil and God, ex-New York Police Department sergeant Ralph Sarchie didn’t consider himself a particularly religious guy — that is, until he began battling what he says are dangerous, supernatural forces. Sarchie, a self-described demonologist who was once a cop for the 46th police precinct in New York City — and the inspiration for the new Hollywood film “Deliver Us From Evil” — told TheBlaze that he believes possessions and infestations are on the rise. “It’s definitely on the rise. I hate to say it,” Sarchie said in an interview. “As society...
  • Iraq's 'Exorcist' Temple Falls Into ISIS Jihadist Hands (Pagan Icons Be Destoyed By Islamofascists?)

    06/26/2014 7:41:49 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 25 Jun 2014 | Colin Freeman
    Iraq's 'Exorcist' temple falls into Isis jihadist hands Ancient pre-Christian temple in northern Iraq featured in film The Exorcist at risk of destruction by Isis jihadists An ancient temple made famous in the film The Exorcist has fallen into the hands of the Islamic militants who have taken over northern Iraq, the Telegraph has learnt. The pre-Christian worship complex at Hatra, a vast network of 200-ft high sun-god temples that is a Unesco world heritage site, features in the opening sequence of the 1973 horror classic. But it now lies in the territory claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq...
  • Police and medical staff document America's real-life possession: Official reports claim boy

    01/27/2014 7:55:22 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 27 January 2014 | LYDIA WARREN
    A nine-year-old boy walked backwards up a wall and ceiling as startled medical staff looked on after his mother claimed he and his two siblings had been possessed by demons, according to official reports. The unlikely-sounding event was detailed in official documents after a child services case worker and a nurse both said they saw the boy 'glide' backwards on the floor, wall and ceiling. Both were shocked to see the boy apparently float after their mother had been subject to months of scepticism when she claimed her home in Gary, Indiana, was haunted and all three of her children...
  • Exorcism rituals on the rise as way to battle evil of Mexican cartels

    01/17/2014 4:07:38 PM PST · by ruralvoter · 6 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 1/17/14 | Deborah Hastings
    In the heavily Roman Catholic country of Mexico, exorcisms battle the evil violence of drug cartels, priests say. Also blamed for syndicate savagery is the rising popularity of Santa Muerte, folk saint of narcotics kingpins and some two million Mexican followers. It was the most awful confession Father Ernesto Caro ever heard in 22 long years of serving the church. The sinner was a killer for the Los Zetas cartel, Mexico's most heinous crime syndicate. His specialty was chopping people into pieces, while they were still alive. "He said he smiled while he was doing it. He said he enjoyed...
  • The Combat of an Exorcist Today -- What the Devil Must Disclose

    01/14/2014 9:19:25 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 2 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 1/14/14 | Giuseppe Nardi
    "...An outstanding feature of the "personality" of the devil is his "abysmal hatred". He "enjoys the evil in whatever form it occurs." In one exorcism, he cried: "Take this heinous book of the Apocalypse. It is written about a woman who gives birth. I always try to eat the children. Do you know how?" Then the devil described with frightening words, the daily mass murder of thousands of unborn children who are killed by abortion in the womb. ..."
  • William Peter Blatty, writer of ‘The Exorcist,’ slips back into the light for its 40th anniversary

    10/31/2013 3:02:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 30, 2013 | Dan Zak
    Ignore, for a moment, the pea soup. Forget the head swivel, the crucifix, those 75 stone steps that tumble from Prospect to M Street. Forget that demonic voice and what your mother may or may not be doing in Hell. The creator of the scariest movie of all time would like very much if you’d remember that he wrote the Peter Sellers caper “A Shot in the Dark,” that his early collaborator in Hollywood was the comedy director Blake Edwards, that an esteemed book critic once wrote that “Nobody can write funnier lines than William Peter Blatty.” This career in...
  • Do You Know the Terrifying ‘Real-Life’ Possession Story That Inspired ‘The Exorcist’?

    10/31/2013 2:49:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 10 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | october 31, 2013 | Billy Hallowell
    Linda Blair’s head-rotating, pea soup-vomiting portrayal of demonic possession is the stuff of movie legend, but the events that form the basis of “The Exorcist” and the book of the same name were actually inspired by a month-long demon-purging over a young boy in 1949. Questions remain surrounding the boy’s true identity. Known by the pseudonym ”Robbie Mannheim,” his real name has never been released to the public and only a few people know of his whereabouts. Last year, university archivist David Waide told KSDK-TV that Robbie is still alive and is believed to be 78 years old. Robbie’s Plight...